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Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at teens

In an attempt to court the youths who have been fleeing from its flagship platform, Facebook has once again dipped into its bag of tricks and pulled out a TikTok clone. Lasso, a music-filled video sharing app that Facebook has reportedly been working… Source: Engadget | Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at …

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The Game Awards will stream on more than 40 platforms next month

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means awards season is getting into full swing. The Game Awards takes place December 6th at 9PM ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and this year, it will stream live on more than 40 video platfo… Source: Engadget | The Game Awards will stream …

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Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Kicking Nazis off tech companies' services is so easy, and such a simple thing to do. It is such a basic act of human decency, a trivial task that would stop PayPal, Stripe, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, GoDaddy and many more from being unquestionabl… Source: Engadget | Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Mark Zuckerberg Says Apple's iMessage is Facebook's 'Biggest Competitor by Far'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday singled out Apple’s iMessage mobile messaging service as Facebook’s “biggest competitor by far.” (via CNBC). The comments were made to investors during an earnings call for the company’s third quarter performance, in which the Facebook CEO admitted the social platform was losing out to iMessage in “important” territories like …

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James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

James Patterson, the best-selling book factory in human form, is letting readers interact with the characters from his upcoming novel The Chef by speaking to them through Facebook Messenger. Starting October 30th, you'll be able to receive video and… Source: Engadget | James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

Watch PBS’ documentary on Facebook’s woes tonight

PBS is airing a two-part Frontline documentary on Facebook Monday and Tuesday, centered around the company's undeniably enormous impact on democracy and privacy around the world. The trailer for The Facebook Dilemma suggests it addresses issues such… Source: Engadget | Watch PBS’ documentary on Facebook’s woes tonight

UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on digital revenues

The British government announced a new "digital services" tax that would take two percent of revenues generated by tech giants, according to Sky News. The tax would skim cash off of what the companies make from services like online advertising and st… Source: Engadget | UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on …

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Facebook removed 82 fake accounts and Pages linked to Iran

Facebook has taken down dozens of additional Pages originating from Iran that it says were engaged in inauthentic behavior. Posting about political topics such as race relations, immigration and the US president, these Pages and accounts — 82 in tot… Source: Engadget | Facebook removed 82 fake accounts and Pages linked to Iran

Oculus Go now casts your VR sessions to other devices

As promised, it's now easy to share your Oculus Go sessions with everyone else in the room. Oculus is rolling out beta support for casting Go experiences to phones and tablets using the Oculus app. So long as both the Go and the mobile device are o… Source: Engadget | Oculus Go now casts your …

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Facebook now lets you attach songs to photos and videos

Facebook has officially rolled out the ability to add songs to Stories and News Feed posts. The social network started testing the feature with a small number of users in September. Now that it's available to everyone, you'll be able to access it by… Source: Engadget | Facebook now lets you attach songs to photos …

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Facebook uses machine learning to fight child exploitation

Today, Facebook's Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, published a blog post outlining how the social network fights child exploitation. The company uses standard industry practices, such as requiring users to be 13 years or older, using photo-matc… Source: Engadget | Facebook uses machine learning to fight child exploitation

Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

Though President Trump and Vice President Pence have repeated claims that China is actively trying to meddle in the upcoming US midterm elections, officials at Facebook and Twitter have now said they haven't come across any such attempts. Anonymous p… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

Facebook Rolling Out Redesigned Messenger App With Simplified Interface and Customizable Chat Bubbles

Facebook today announced that it’s rolling out a redesigned, simplified version of the Messenger app on a global basis starting today. Messenger 4, as Facebook is calling it, will refocus on conversations, making it easier to navigate through the app. Instead of nine separate tabs, there will be three tabs, with conversations quickly accessible through …

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Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram has yet another answer to Snapchat, but this time it's covering one of the basics: namely, adding friends. Months after it started testing, the social network has introduced "nametags" that make friend additions as simple as pointing your… Source: Engadget | Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier